Up to $1,500 in cash will hit the bank accounts of sole traders within days as the NSW Government’s Toll Relief Rebate Scheme is extended to small business.
Treasurer Matt Kean said eligible small business operators would be able to claim up to an additional $750 in rebates once they’ve spent $375 in a year on a business toll account.
“Sole traders can backdate claims to 1 July 2022 and claim 40 per cent of what they’ve spent, up to $750 a year. This is in addition to the up to $750 a year in rebates available to sole traders for tolls incurred for their non-business activities, giving them a total of up to $1500,” Mr Kean said.
“This will make a big difference to many small business operators who will receive cash in their accounts within days of claiming. Eligible drivers will also be able to claim free or half-priced rego until 30 June, in addition to the toll rebate.”
Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said more than 65,000 drivers had already claimed $26.9 million in the first three weeks of the new scheme.
“More than $26 million has already been deposited straight back into the pockets of hard-working families, tradies and other workers who regularly travel on Sydney toll roads,” Mrs Ward said.
“Small businesses will now have the chance to benefit as part of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s commitment to deliver savings across the community.”
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the Toll Relief scheme was one of more than 70 cost of living rebates available through Service NSW.
“The experience of the last month has shown lodging your claim through your MyServiceNSW account is quick and easy and can be done in a matter of minutes,” Mr Dominello said.
“Customers just need to verify their identity, link their NSW toll account and then submit their claim. The MyService account also features a Toll Tracker, enabling motorists to easily track their expenditure before lodging a claim.
“Over 99 per cent of the almost 124,000 motorists who have left feedback have reported a positive experience.”
Customers who need assistance verifying their identity, linking their toll account or submitting a claim can call Service NSW on 13 77 88 for guidance or by visiting their nearest Service NSW Service Centre for digital kiosk support.